How do I create a teacher account?

Find out how to create an individual teacher account and join your school. You need to register for an individual teacher account for data security and privacy reasons.

How to create a teacher account

  1. Sign up for your teacher account here. If you'd like to connect your Sumdog account to you Google account, click 'Sign up with Google'. Otherwise, type in your email and a secure password. You can use your work or private email, but we recommend using your work email.

    Click 'next'

    teacher sign up page

  2. Type in your first and last name and select your role.

    teacher signup name

  3. You will need to agree to Sumdog's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Make sure you read through and understand these policies, then click the box to confirm. Please feel free to contact us if there's anything you're concerned about. Click 'next'

    privacy policy on teacher signup page

  4. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you registered with. You must verify your account using the link in the confirmation email within 14 days. If the account is not verified within 14 days, the account will be deleted. To verify your account, click on the link in the email or copy and paste the web address into your browser

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  5. Log into your account here. When you log into your account for the first time you will be prompted to search for your school and request to join it. 

How to join your school account

  1. Once you have set up your account and logged in, you will be asked to confirm your school details. Input the country, name, city, and postal code for your school. Click 'search'

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  2. A list of suggested schools will appear. You may see the initials of teachers currently linked to that school to help you narrow down to the correct institution.

    If you don't see your school, move on to Step 3.

    If you do see your school, click 'join' to send a join request to that school. Any teacher linked to the school account will be able to see your request and approve it. We recommend letting another teacher know that you've requested to join the school, so they know the request is coming from you. 

    Once your join request is approved by another teacher, you'll be automatically linked to the school account, so this is your final step.

    join school

  3. If you can't see your school listed, it's possible the school account has not yet been created. To create a new school account, click 'create' in the box titled 'Can't see your school?'

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  4. Fill in the relevant details of your school, including address, postal code, timezone, and opening times. Click 'next'

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  5. You will be prompted to request a free trial for your school so you can get started. Fill in the information on the page and click 'submit'

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  6. Click 'next'

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  7. The final step is to set up your class. Type in the name of the class and select a grade/year group from the dropdown menu. If the class has students in more than one grade, choose 'mixed grades'. Type in the first and last names of each student in the class. Please note, you can always make changes to the class later.

    Click 'set up class'

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